Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Of 1Malaysia, Pendatang, Suckling Pigs, Belacan and Toddy

A Kadir Jasin

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TheStarOnline.tv has a clip entitled “PM: Malaysian Chinese are not Pendatang.”

Who are saying Malaysian Chinese are pendatang (immigrants) that forces Mohd Najib Abdul Razak to make the denial?

Even those whose tongues are loose and have the penchant for saying hurtful things know that today’s Malaysian Chinese are not pendatang.

Not the majority for sure although there could be a tiny minority who came from somewhere in the world, including China, and were recently granted citizenship. These new citizens are pendatang.

But the majority is not. Their grandfathers or great grandfathers came here as early as the 15th century although most arrived in mid-20th century. They are keturunan pendatang.

Some were brought here by the East India Company or its agents, but most came on their own as poor people escaping poverty and oppression in China. There night not be snakehead human smugglers then, but the immigrants came as indentured labourers to work in Chinese-owned tin mines and sundy businesses.

The British were more interested in the Indian laborers who toiled in their rubber plantations and tea estates. The immigrant Chinese were franchised to the Kapitan Cina and, in the Kinta Valley, Perak under the “protection” of the Ghee Hin and Hai San secret societies.

What the British unquestionably brought from China was the opium to satiate and at the same time enslaved the opium-addicted Chinese immigrants.

Until the 1960s there were still licensed opium dens in the country. Even in my kampung there was one such establishment although not all the addicts were Chinese laborers and boatmen. There were also Malay and Thai addicts.

For the Indians, there were licensed toddy shops that sold genuine coconut sap toddy. Toddy shops were usually located near the railway stations or the PWD (now JKR) workshops, where Indians were widely employed.

These were the legacies of the British era. Even when we became independent, the various communities continue to cling to their “colonial rights”.

Take education for instance. According to Wikipedia, (quoting Chow Kum Hor), “Malaysia is the only country outside mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau to have a complete Chinese-medium education system. The secondary Chinese-medium school in Malaysia is not funded by the government of Malaysia, existing in the form of privately owned Chinese independent high schools. However they represent only 5% of all Malaysia Chinese schools.”

[Chow Kum Hor (2008-01-31), “Battle to save Malaysia’s Chinese dropouts” – The Straits Times (AsiaOne News).]

Wikipedia further notes: “Today most schools in Malaysia are national-type schools fully or partially funded by the government, however during early 1960s roughly 60 Chinese schools rejected the Razak Report[33], they continue and insist on the use of Mandarin Chinese as teaching medium, these type of schools were to be later known as Chinese independent high school.”

Why are we so suddenly caught up in this pendatang issue to the point that one aristocratic Melayu from the Bugis land in Sulawesi even told his Chinese audience recently that he too was a pendatang? This poor soul clearly does not understand the Malay history and the geography of the Kepulauan Melayu – the Malay Archipelago.

Why the rush to become pendatang or to be associated with one? Shouldn’t we be thinking of ourselves as 1Malaysian?

As far as I am concerned, I have been 1Malaysian (1Malayan) long before Mohd Najib made 1Malaysia his political agenda and, in the process, sparked off the ongoing race-based debates.

I grew up in a riverside Malay village where our Chinese neighbours reared free-ranging pigs that trespassed our homesteads as they pleased.

Our Chinese neighbours they gave us kuih bulan (mooncake) and we gave them tapioca and yam for them to feed their pigs.

We had no qualm about partaking the soothing lemonade in their houses during the many festivals that they had. We were not bothered by the suckling pigs they ate – not even the poor creatures’ heads that they displayed on the dinner tables.

We called each other names. The Melayu were the belacan eaters, the Chinese the pork-eaters and the Indians the toddy-drinkers. Today you try that you may end up in a hospital or a police station.

Ah, those were the days my friend when we were truly colour blind and truly Malayans and Malaysians. I was lucky. I spent five years in a Sekolah Melayu, two years transiting from Malay to English in the Special Malay Class and the following seven in English medium schools.

Today, some Malaysians are either so racist or lacking self confidence that they even reject the Sekolah Wawasan concept where national and national-type schools are located in the same compound with the pupils of various races sharing common facilities.

Sadly, we become even more divisive when we debate what the Prime Minister means by 1Malaysia and what we want out of it. Has the PM awoken the monster in us by invoking 1Malaysia? Wallahualam. Only God knows.

47 comments:

Mista Blogga said...

Salam Datuk,

"Sadly, we become even more divisive when we debate what the Prime Minister means by 1Malaysia and what we want out of it. Has the PM awoken the monster in us by invoking 1Malaysia? Wallahualam. Only God knows."

apparently, good intentions don't always yield good results. Does the problem lie in how we carry out those intentions or how we react to them?

Old Fart said...

Sounds like your English education saved you.Just as the English education me. I grew up colour blind just like you with Malays for neighbours, school mates and play ground friends. My mum could just dump me there to be taken care of when she needed to go to the shops or out on any emergency. No worries about anything like Islamic indoctrination or masuk Melayu. But now? It was nice during Christmas time my dad's Malay colleagues cleaning out their whiskey and brandy glasses and partaking in the chicken and mutton varuvals. No one asked if it was Halal. In those days my grand dad used to kill the chicken. Certainly not the Halal way. But then who ever knew about Halal and Haram in those days anyway?

Ryzal72 said...

Assalamualaikum Datuk Kadiq,
Entahlah siapa his adiviser or his speach writer who stress on the particular term : CINA IS NT PENDATANG.Ia tidak sepatutnya disentuh oleh PM. Tapi demi...demi...demi MENAGIH SOKONGAN. Saya ulang MENAGIH. Apakah UMNO sekarang terdesak sangat untuk mendapatkan perhatian daripada orang-orang seperti Soi Lek, Ka Siong?.
Tat kala hati kita diguris tiada pula NADA pujukan sebegitu. Habis2 gambar minum teh sesama penghuni rumah pangsa jea.
Datuk, Pola permainan politik sebegini amat merbahaya dimana tumpuan hanya kepada sebelah. Akhrnya kumpulan majoriti yg terpaksa membuat asimilaso kpd kumpulan majoriti. Apakah itu betul caranya.
Kita tidak payah pergi jauh, tengoklah bangsa mana yg menyanggupkan diri mereka bernyamuk, berhujan, bergelap dalam hutan menjaga sempadan negara. Bangsa mana yang berpanas, bergalas perut menjaga keamanan bandar dan kampung?.
Ada mereka kisah?. Ada mereka sanggup menyertainya?.
Amat mendukacitakan...TERIMA KASIHLAH PM.

Anonymous said...

Obviously Najib himself do not know what is 'Melayu'? Transmigration of Malays within the Malay archipelago was a normal practice during the olden era before the introduction of the concept of political boundaries. Political boundaries was a concept introduced by the colonial masters onto the Malay archipelago which divided the archipelago into British,Dutch and Spanish colonies. Only Siam was not colonised by western powers but instead they colonised the Malay kingdom of Pattani in the present day southern Thailand. But for all intent and purpose, the occupants of the Malay archipelago are all Malay. Thus, Malays are not considered pendatangs when they move about within the Malay archipelago. Najib, you need to buck up on your Malay history.

As rightly mentioned by DAKJ, the issue is not about pendatang but rather about why some Chinese and Indian Malaysian's refusal to accept the Federal Constitution's articles 152 and 153.

Article 152 is about the status of Bahasa Melayu as the official language of the federation and Article 153 is about the special priveleges of the Bumiputeras.

After 53 years of independence, there are still Malaysia citizens who cannot converse in bahasa Melayu fluently when a Bangladeshi can speak reasonably fluent bahasa Melayu within six months.

There are also people who tried to mislead the public into believing that the setting up vernacular schools are protected under the Constitution. This is utter rubbish. Article 152 besides mentioning bahasa Melayu as the official language of the federation , it also guarantees the freedom of learning and using of other languages. BUT IT DID NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVISION OF CHINESE AND INDIAN LANGUAGES AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION.

Article 153 has been accepted by the pendatangs, that is, the forefathers of the present Chinese and Indian Malaysians. Article 153 do not only bind the pendatangs then but also their descendants as citizens of Malaysia. So, no one should question Article 153 anymore.

These are what's is all about . Its not about the Chinese and Indian Malaysian's citizenship or loyalty.

WhackdeBugger

hamdan said...

Salam.
Ni tuk kemaruk undi.
Soal pendatang ke tak..itu tak timbul.

Hanya timbul apabila pihak mcm MCA mula mempertikaikan hak orang melayu maka istilah2 untuk menyerang semula pihak ini akan dibuat.

Pandainya MCA...hapus sekolah cina kena refer pd perlembagaan..yg dia nak persoalkan kuota dsbnya nie tak refer perlembagaan ke?

Kepada Presdien MCA...buruk2 clinton pun dia step down...maka jadilah wira bangsa mca utk tagih sokongan.

Mcm juga Ketua pemuda mca yg satu ketika menangis sebab masalah dipecat dari CC MCA tapi nak tunjuk "wira bangsa" maka berkokoklah beliau..

Buyong said...

We need to instill more 'jatidiri' to our pembesar. Remind them on survival. Remind them to be patriotic not apologetic. Be wise. Be real wise.

BTW, 'First Lady Summit'- what is this for? Apa kejadahnya ni?

f_mgh said...

Dato',

IMHO, the diverse Malaysians could be well united in national schools.

My concern remains that those who argue sending children to national schools will destroy their respective native languages actually don't give a hoot to the racial integration in Malaysia. Why are they strongly opposed to the good of having all Malaysian kids get their education in the same school? Are they afraid their kids will know the true history of Malaysia, thus realising the Malays deserve their special positions and privileges?

My equally great concern now is the rapidly growing number of quarters canvassing for the equal rights for everybody, meaning to say the Malay special positions and privileges must be repealed.

This goes back all the way to the time in history. Now, if some say Malays too are pendatang in the Malay archipelago, then we have to really mark the time when the first Malay came to this area. When was that? If we must travel back to the past so as to corroborate the argument that the Malays too are pendatang, then same formula is applicable to, say, Chinamen and Indiamen.

Were they really the first to reside in their respective countries? Using the above formula, they too are pendatang in their own countries, thus establishing the fact that no one in this world since time immemorial could claim himself as not pendatang, except for the first man who set foot on earth himself, Nabi Adam a.s. that is. Should the formula be strictly applied, then he too was a pendatang since he descended from heaven.

The easiest formula to establish who are the penduduk asal in a country who deserves special positions and privileges thereof is whether they are the first to set foot on the land in question AND started a civilisation there. The first limb of this formula is not enough due to the fact that many could claim they had set their feet on the land they believe they have interest. The second limb enables us to identify the right persons/group of people as civilisations are built by people of certain ethnicity who are easily identifiable.

As regards Kepulauan Melayu, and true to its name which was given thousands of years ago, it was the Malays who first set foot in this region AND fulfilled the second limb, i.e. started the Malay civilisation which spanned across centuries.

Again, why is it so difficult for some to accept the notion of one school where everyone can get their education since childhood irrespective of race and religion?

devilmaycare said...

Dear Doctor,

I was at the playground watching my 2 year old kid play with some chinese kids. Every now and then my "well meaning" 7 year old neighbour's daughter would carry my boy away from the chinese kids. After awhile I asked her why would she do that. She told me innocently but in a most sinister way "dia main dengan budak cina".

What's wrong with us!

saji said...

Salam Dato'

I think now you know that who is Mr crazy for power!

ab said...

Salam dato,




NI LA akibat PM tak nak define apa dia 1malaysia ni?...sampai la ni takada lagi definisi apa ka benda ni...dah sampai susu 1malaysia pun dah ada dah....sat lagi celaru 1malaysia pulak,lepas tu lingkup 1 malaysia ka, haru biru 1 malaysia ka, tipu 1malaysia ka dan macam macam 1malaysia......



CINA dan INDIA ADALAH KETURUNAN PENDATANG!...habis cerita,tosah nak ubah tawarih la PM!. Sekarang ni ramai `melayu' `indon jadi pendatang pulak,ditambah dari bangla,cina lagi(tapi amoi amoi cantik) dan vietnam pun ada....



Tujuan PM tu baik tetapi kaedahnya biaq la baik juga.... jangan sampai juai melayu kerana nak sayang cina, nak kejaq cina...



Kalau laa PM nak MENAGIH loyalty dari orang CINA..dia kena belajaq lagi la hai orang cina ni...depa sembah duit la PM... bagi dia duit dia cium kaki PM pun, kalau takdak duit dia tak pernah kenai PM pun........



Abu Bakar Ab Rahman

Jahamy said...

Salam,

Good article! 1Malaysia is much needed to awaken the National conscience - muhasabah nasional dapat di lakukan.

Abdullah Ngah said...

Tidak lama dahulu adik perdana Menteri tak mengaku yang dia bangsa Melayu.

Mungkin Perdana menteri juga tak mengaku dia bangsa Melayu.

Satu saya, perdana menteri orang bugis yang datang dari Indonesia.

Atas sebab itulah dia kata China bukan pendatang.

Kita setuju jika beliau kata china yang lahir di sini bukan pendatang, tapi dia adalah anak berketurunan pendatang.

Macam juga perdana menteri dan adiknya. Mereka orang bugis yang asalnya adalah pendatang.

Tak apalah tak mengaku berbangsa Melayu pun. Tapi janganlah kerana itu negara tergadai, agama entah kemana dan bangsa hilang status quanya.

Metang metang anak keturunan bugis enggan mengaku berbangsa Melayu.

Metang metang dapat jadi perdana menteri boleh buat apa sahaja, sehingga tergamak dari 1 malaysia, pendatang, menyusui babi belacan dan toddy.

Apa akan terjadi?

Prof.Ibrahim said...

Dear dato.

Apa bezanya 1Malaysian dengan malaysian Malaysia yang di pepelopori oleh PAP dan DAP.Saya tidak nampak bezanya.

Singapora berjaya memajukan dan menyatu padukan Singapora dengan slogan ini yang diamalkan sejak tahun 1966.DAP percaya ianya akan berjaya dilaksanakan di malaysia untok menyatu padukan Malaysia.

Konsep najib 1Malaysia tidak akan berjaya selagi ada UMNO,MCA dan MIC.Jika MCA dan Najib mahu menolak racist maka kita perlu menolak UMNO,MIC dan MCA.

Jika hendak berjaya UMNO,MCA dan MIC perlu dibubarkan dan membuat satu party saperty PAP.Jika PAP tinjak party itu ialah Chinese kerana jumlah mereka majority di Singapora.Di Malaysia tunggak paerty itu mestilah melayu kerana kita majority.

Jika ini tidak dapat di laksanakan,Najib jangan buang masa dengan 1 malaysia.

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Cruzeiro said...

You were "1Malaysia" long before Najib's slogan, you say Kadir? LOL- That's really "RICH"!!
May I ask what you did to perpetuate that "1Malaysia" you were part of?

Weren't you part of the system that nurtured the current situation? Or were you asleep while all the damage was and rot was setting in?

Kadir- just take a look at the comments ....
Remember that you were part of those who created the monsters you condemn today ...

"Sadly, we become even more divisive when we debate what the Prime Minister means by 1Malaysia and what we want out of it."

My Dear KJ - Wake up!! It isn't that we have "become more divisive"- it is just that you have just opened your eyes to what has been happening over the last 30yrs!!

Dear Sir - it is nothing more than the corruption which has been so deeply entrenched in the fabric of society and the jearts & souls of Malaysians(directly or indirectly) as a result of Mahathirism in Umno, that has brought about this "divisiveness" you speak of.

Economic, Linguistic, Racial and religious issues that have hit the headlines are simply the manifestations of the corruption perpetrated by a ruling elite- and you know I'm right, even if you do not admit it.

Thank you.

pakbelalang said...

All the races have different views about One Malaysia concept. Personally,as a layman I feel the concept is very simple to understand and yet political leaders and some bloggers try to manipulate the concept to serve their political interest to the extent that the people are quarelling among each other. The Malays particularly feel threatened as if Najib has sacrificed some of the the Malay rights by "liberalizing" the Dasar Ekonomi Baru. But I don't think being the President of UMNO and as Prime Minister, Najib is stupid enough to act in such a manner that would cause his position in jeopardy. I am sure Najib has different approach in moving forward to make everybody enjoys better living standard.

Taming Sari said...

Good piece Datuk. Sobriety prevails in your writing.

Just a note Datuk. The very term "Kepulauan Melayu" or "Dunia Melayu",never existed prior to first arrival of the colonialist. The term Melayu in old Malay simply translates to Melaka Kingdom, and not in anyway as Malay ethnic group. The earlier kingdom of Malayu (ceased in 14th century) simply refers to a state in Palembang (which subsequently accepted and prolonged by the founder of Malaka) Further, the term Malay never refers to an ethnic community, but only as language community.

It is the creation of Dutch and later English colonialist scholars. Until Raffles changed the name Sulatus Salatin to "Sejarah Melayu",no historical Malay genealogy existed. He mirrored his English nation on the Malay.

What predates is the term NUSANTARA. And that simply refers to the dominance of Javanese over the rest of the archipelago. That's history.

samurai melayu said...

SALAM KASIH DAN SAYANG
Datuk AKJ
Izinkan,

Sdr. WhackdeBugger has put in simple terms who the Malays are..
for all intent and purpose, the occupants of the Malay archipelago are all Malay. Thus, Malays are not considered pendatangs when they move about within the Malay archipelago.

As rightly mentioned by DAKJ, the issue is not about pendatang but rather about why some Chinese and Indian Malaysian's refusal to accept the Federal Constitution's articles 152 and 153.

Sdr. WhackdeBugger,

Perhaps, those ungrateful 'keturunan pendatang' now feel that they are in a strong position to 'conquer' this 'tanah pusaka melayu' especially when the Malays appeared weak and divided!

MELAYU KENA SEDAR DAN BERWASPADA!

Negaraku tanah tumpahnya darah ku
Rakyat hidup bersatu dan maju
Rahmat bahagia tuhan kurniakan
Raja kita selamat bertahta!

MELAYU TAK HILANG DIDUNIA BUKAN DENDANGAN TETAPI LANDASAN PERJUANGAN...SELAGI IA BERGELAR MELAYU!

ALFATIHAH, AMIN.
Ps. We don't want another article '135' printed in BLOOD in the papers!

Siong Ti Pu said...

Kalau pendatang dari Myanmar dan Bangladesh duduk Malaysia dua, tiga tahun dah lebih pandai berbahasa Melayu daripada yang telah 53 tahun, siapa sebenarnya pendatang?

Pak Lang said...

Datuk Kadir,

Melayu Pendatang dan Cina dan India bukan pendatang?. This is the saddest episod in the history of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu.

Realitinya apabila "Benggali Putih" mmenyerang Melaka tahun 1511mereka berperang dengan orang-orang Melayu yang menggunakan keris pendek, keris panjang dan lembing. Tentu sekali mereka menjerit-jerit "nah terimalah tikaman ku" ketika menyerang Benggali Putih. Tak ubah macam pertarungan dalam filem Hang Tuah dan Hang Jebat.

Melaka bagaimanapun jatuh. Sultan Mahmood berundur ke Siak tanpa perlu meminta visa. Kenapa tidak perlu visa?. Zaman itu Melaka dan Siak sebahagian dari kepulauan Melayu.

Ketika Francis Light landed in Penang dia meminta izin Sultan Kedah untuk menjadikan Penang sebagai trading post British. Begitu juga dengan Raffles sehubungan dengan Singapura tahun 1819. Dia minta izin Temenggong Hussein, wakil Sultan Johor. Sayangnya dia kena main oleh orang putih ni. Singapura hilang dari tangan Johor hingga kehari ini.

JWW Birch pula menandatangani Perjanjian Pangkor 1874 dengan Sultan Perak. Kita juga tahu punca dari perjanjian itu dan apa yang terjadi selepasnya. Pokoknya, kenapa orang-orang putih ini berurusan dengan orang-orang Melayu kalau "these Belacan eating Malays" juga pendatang.

Pemimpin-pemimin Melayu tidak kira dari parti apa sekali pun hendaklah belajar sejarah Melayu dan Sejarah Kepulauan Melayu. Mungkin di zaman sekolah pemimpin-pemimpin Melayu ni hanya belajar Sejarah Eropah atau Sejarah Arab.

Datuk, I salute you for your bravery.

The Phoenix Foundation said...

DKJ!

Yup! You said it just the way it was!

I could call my friends - Ooi, Melayu, or Ooi China or Ooi , India - but never the elders - they were always uncle, aunty.

What happened DKJ!

Has our childhood memories been hijacked?

Were we so complacent, that we allowed these rascals to take away/obliterate some 40 years of solid foundations?

Do you believe that we can put to gather a network of persons from these times to hit back at these rascals?

I was looked after by a nanny from the day I was born who was a Malay/Muslim from Kedah - she was more of a grandmom - even my mum & dad would not cross here when it came to the kids!!

I await you.

Godspeed.

Anonymous said...

Kadir,

Orang Siam kampung hang tak bagitau hang kata depa dok Pendang beratus tahun sebelum mamak dari Kerala mai panggil depa pendatang dan dia jadi bumiputra.

Orang Pendang

Anonymous said...

Dato'

You truly hit the mark when you said;

"Has the PM awoken the monster in us by invoking 1Malaysia?"

Contrary to Mista Blogga's statement of good intention in evoking the 1Malaysia slogan. The intention was to create "Bapa Perpaduan" title for Najib!

He should now rest with the Title of "Bapa Punca Perpecahan" instead.

Punca Perpecahan Dalam Negeri
Punca Perpecahan Dalam UMNO
Punca Perpecahan Bangsa Melayu?




Joe Black

saji said...

Ddr Ryzal72

Sdr, antara lain, mengulas, "Entahlah siapa his adiviser or his speach writer who stress on the particular term : CINA IS NT PENDATANG.Ia tidak sepatutnya disentuh oleh PM. Tapi demi...demi...demi MENAGIH SOKONGAN. Saya ulang MENAGIH. Apakah UMNO sekarang terdesak sangat untuk mendapatkan perhatian daripada orang-orang seperti Soi Lek, Ka Siong?."

Komen:

Ada beberapa kemungkinan yang kita sedari menyokongnya. Antaranya, kajian cerdik pandai kita di universiti, pusat kajin dan internet yang mengatakan populariti kerajaan UMNO/BN sudah pulih, sedangkan parti2 lawan menghadapi masalah dalaman dsb. Di samping pandangan yang mengatakan orang Melayu hanya merajuk/ protes pada PRU12 dulu yang mudah dipujuk dan digula2kan menjelang PRU 13 dan perangkaan yang mengatakan UMNO/BN akan menag besar pada PRU 13 nanti.

pak yeh said...

I have already written opbout the Malayan Cinese rootsa of Opium Trade in my blog.

The Chinese had their version of Article 153,afirmative action to enrich the Capitalist Chinest to fight the British war against the Communist China.!!!

With that Malay now inherit the bogoise class that make up of 90% Chinese that exploits the Bumiputra Malays and native.

Malays have to Revolution against this modern form of Imperialism by the bogoise Chines and UMNO/BN.

Hidup Revolusi Islam.!!! x3

Mari Revolusi mental di..

http://warongpakyeh.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Moning latuk,

"Pendatang" or not, lat's not impotent. What is more impotent is the altitude. If an individual is not pendatang but the altitudes more or less like the attitude of a pendatang, for the sake of telling the right thing, don't blame others for telling this guy as pendatang.

Padlock Home

Anonymous said...

DAKJ Salaam, the aristocratic son that you referred to, I believe, is not Najib although some commentators here think it is Najib. It was not the PM but his younger sibling banker Nizar who, at the recent Chinese Economic Congress of the MCA that I was a participant, said he had a strong opinion about how the NEP had been bastardised. He also told the mainly Chinese audience that he too was a descendant of an immigrant family.

He said he told writer Tan Siok Choo the daughter of Tun Tan Siew Sin and the grand-daughter of Tun Tan Cheng Lock that her family came to this country earlier than his family.

I can forgive Nizar for his ignorance of the Malay history and the geography of the Malay World if he is an ordinary Malaysian. Like his big brother Najib, he spent most of his growing up and schooling years in the UK detached from the Malay and Malaysian struggle of his illustrious father. Allahyarham Tun Abdul Razak was the pejuang Melayu and pejuang bangsa Malaysia. But Datuk, no all kuah akan tumpah ke nasi.

But it is sad when Nazir is not just another Malaysian but a powerful banker and adviser to his brother. What he says will be deem to represent or echo his brother’s thoughts. I think he is equal only to Datin Seri Roesmah in the level of influence on the PM. So he better choose his words carefully and deepen his knowledge about his own bangsa and history of the country.

Ex-banker

A KADIR JASIN said...

Debater Padlock Home, among other things, said:

""Pendatang" or not, lat's not impotent. What is more impotent is the altitude."

I hope it was a misspelling. It is important that we avoid being impotent.

Impotent is defines as: im·po·tent (im′pə tənt)

adjective

1. lacking physical strength; weak
2. ineffective, powerless, or helpless: impotent rage
3. unable to engage in sexual intercourse, esp. because of an inability to have or sustain an erection
4. Obsolete having no self-control.

I think whatever race we belong to, we must avoid impotency -- mati pucuk.

Thank you.

ORANGUTAN PENANG said...

Tok Kadiaq,

The chinese at all times claimed being constantly victimised and oppresed by Pribumi.

A group that views itself as a threatened minority.Pendatang under siege.HA HA HA.

The funny part is,a PM who suffers siege mentality dance to the tune of these kiasu mentality group.

A leader of the majority bullied by the minority is a sorry sight.Come to think of it,this is no joke after all.DAMN.

'I think the journey for a politician goes from wanting to please all the people all the time, to a political leader that realises in the end his responsibility is to decide. And when he decides, he divides.'
Tony Blair

Tony yang tak boleh pakai ni pun tau.

tk

Abuthen said...

To those racist commentors like Whackdebugger and co. , dudes .. the non-Malays have never question nor intend to challenge or abolish your 5-hak Bumi. We are not interested in that. You can hug these hak of yours till the day you die and hug them tight in your coffin , we dont care. The non-Malays and many progressive Malays are calling for meritocracy to bring this country forward politicalls, economically and socially. Massive corruptions and uncompetency are plaguing this country and meritocracy policy is the only cure ! Get the real issue right , dudes ... but I dont blame you if you cant understand the real issue here. When university like that in Shah Alam become a degree mill to only a certain majority ethnic in this country , this is what happen to our society.
We need progressive , clean and intelligent leaders to lead us on. I feel lucky we have one helming Selangor now , thank god.

Anonymous said...

Lama lah juga tak dok cerita
Tok tulis orang Putih Mat meraba-raba
Maklumlah kita rakyat jelata
Bahasa orang putih sikit-sikit boleh baca.

La ni Malaysia dok hura hara
Cerita sedap memang tak terkira
Tranformasi sini transfomasi sana
Kita dok dengar mulut ternganga.

Bila pi kedai tanya tauke Cina
Dia mengeloh dan garu kepala
Semua barang dia kata naik harga
Habis-habis kitalah yang merana.

Dulu Cina kedai dia sewa
Tapak kedai Melayu punya
Bulihlah Melayu tumpung rasa
Berniaga cara Ali dan Baba.

La ni di tempat Dato' ada pekan baru
Semua kedai kenkrit dan batu
Tapak dulu bendang orang Melayu
La ni dah jadi milik Ah Kau dan Ah Yu.

Inilah dia nama pembangunan
Transformasi punya angan-angan
Tanah melayu dah berubah tangan
Ah Kau dan Ah Yu dan jadi tuan.

Pasai babi Mat dok ingat lagi
Masa naik gerek pagi-pagi
Depa lintas kanan dan kiri
Kita tendang seekor semua habis lari.

Di Pekan Changloon Banyak Siam
Depa bela babi, itik dan ayam
Silap-salam lalu anjin mereka terkam
Jatuh gerek bengkak dan lebam.

Tok tak cerita pasai bewak
Orang India bila-bila hendak
Depa hambat macam nak rak
Kita kata Hindu mabuk arak.

Karupayah nama kawan saya
Pak dia korek parit dan telaga
Dok dalam kampung Melayu tak kira
Dah jadi macam sanah saudara.

Dulu tak ada 1Malaysia
Kita semua hidup bahagian
Melayu Cina kita tak kira
India dan Siam sama saja.

La ni kita dok gaduh pasai 1Malaysia
Sebab tak faham apa bendanya
Yang nampak iklan di mana-mana
Semua kata nombor satu dalam dunia.

Mat Tunjang nak berhenti
Ada kerja di Alor Penanti
Ambil upah perbaik titi
Cari makan sara anak bini.

Mat Tunjag Enterprise

katdog said...

"one aristocratic Melayu from the Bugis land in Sulawesi"

Something wrong in this statement. There is no such thing as a Melayu from Sulawesi cause there are no such thing as Melayu's in Sulawesi.

The people from Sulawesi who arrived in Tanah Melayu around the 1700's were called Orang Bugis, bukan Orang Melayu.

So the more apt statement would be something like: an aristocratic Malay with part Bugis blood/heritage from Sulawesi, or just plain, an aristocratic Malay, fullstop.

Saying Malay from Sulawesi is interestingly technically incorrect, unless we are referring to a Malay that migrated to Sulawesi then migrated back to Malaya.

saji said...

Sdr Prof Ibrahim Konsep najib
"1Malaysia tidak akan berjaya selagi ada UMNO,MCA dan MIC.Jika MCA dan Najib mahu menolak racist maka kita perlu menolak UMNO,MIC dan MCA.

Jika hendak berjaya UMNO,MCA dan MIC perlu dibubarkan dan membuat satu party saperty PAP.Jika PAP tinjak party itu ialah Chinese kerana jumlah mereka majority di Singapora.Di Malaysia tunggak paerty itu mestilah melayu kerana kita majority.

Jika ini tidak dapat di laksanakan,Najib jangan buang masa dengan 1 malaysia."

Komen:

Nanti orang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) kata, engko tiru parti aku.Malah ada yang akan berkata, sah DS Najib kaki c i p l a k!

Anonymous said...

Datuk,

Najib may thinks that it's safe to keep PLUS at EPF and not selling it to MMC or Asas Serba as widely speculated in the media. But that's also a show of his faith on Malay businessmen. If he doesn't have faith in these people, who have proven themselves reasonably well, what faith that he has on Malay business community? Please remember that these people were the first to come up with the proposals and they proposed to buy and not to get PLUS for free. I wonder what will be the response if the proposal comes from YTL or Genting!

Hantu Gigi Jarang.

Anonymous said...

im not sure to call Chinese pendatang or not.

most of them behave like pendatang.

so selfish, cant even speak proper national language, dont mix with other ppl from different race, some even speak mandarin in btw Malay and Indian friends (it happens to me at workplace in KL).

so, im really not sure whether not to call them pendatang.

anti-pendatang haram

Roti Planta said...

Dato',

Bagi saya Cina dan India tetap sebagai pendatang. Kita tidak boleh mengubah sejarah bahawa negara ini dulu namanya Tanah Melayu. Hanya ahli politik yang boleh mengubah lidah!

Shaharudin said...

Transmigrations are people of Penang now living in Kuala Lumpur, people of Kelantan now living in Bandar Baru Bangi, people of Perak now living in Kota Kinabalu. We did not recognise them as migrations because they depart within the same boundary. Prior to colonisation, there was no formal boundaries of Acheh, Melaka, Kelantan, Sulawesi (land of the Bugis), Tanah Datar, Riau, et cetera; all within the Malay Archipelago. Hence, moving from one location to another is not a migration. We did not require visa then. Why of a sudden, a Bugis descent says he is a pendatang? Is he?

The present Malaysian Chinese and Indians are also not pendatangs. Their ancestors might be, but not them. They are Malaysians. Why bringing the issue? When we say 'they are not pendatang' may cause the word 'not' to drop. People might misinterpret it to mean 'they are pendatang'.

In order to realise 1Malaysia, we must overcome the non-assimilation of Chinese and Indians into full-pledged Malaysians as quoted by Prof. Khoo Kay Kim. Not breaking them away from being Malaysians. Having one school system that teach Mandarin, Tamil and cultures of the Chinese and Indians will not deprive the non-Malays of their rights.

Pendatang or not is not the issue, and should not be raised. What is important is the assimilation of races into one nation without foregoing the right of the races.

Racial issue is fragile and sensitive; and could easily back-fire if not handled well. Definitely not recommended to be used for political gains.

Anonymous said...

Datuk AKJ

From MUHIBAH to PERPADUAN to 1MALAYSIA Melayu are giver the rest are taker. Hope no undertaker pls.

Melayu Lama.

saji said...

Mr Abuthen

".......the non-Malays have never question nor intend to challenge or abolish your 5-hak Bumi. We are not interested in that. You can hug these hak of yours till the day you die and hug them tight in your coffin , we dont care."

Would you explain to the Malays here what sort of revisions intended in the CSL request on behalf of the non-Malays when he keep on calling for revision to the NEP?

saji said...

Mr Abuthen

".......the non-Malays have never question nor intend to challenge or abolish your 5-hak Bumi. We are not interested in that. You can hug these hak of yours till the day you die and hug them tight in your coffin , we dont care."

Would you mind explain to the Malays here what sort of revisions intended in the CSL request on behalf of the non-Malays when he keep on calling for revision to the NEP?

raja2u said...

Assalamualaikum,

YBhg Dato' dan pembahas-pembahas yang saya hormati.

Sebagai seorang Melayu kita sentiasa berharap orang kita akan menunjuk prestasi yang baik disuatu hari. Itulah sebabnya kita masih berharap pemimpin kita akan membuat keputusan yang berani mempertahankan hak kita dan seterusnya memperkasakannya walaupun ianya masih tidak berlaku bahkan semakin membimbangkan. Dimanakah agaknya terletak "berani kerana benar takut kerana salah" dikalangan orang kita sehinggakan tidak berani menyatakan yang hak kerana takut disalah ertikan sebagai perkauman.

Disamping apa yang sedang berlaku marilah kita menukar haluan kita dari mengharapkan Kerajaan memikir dan melaksanakan apa yang terbaik bagi anakbangsa kepada pengerak membina anakbangsa dengan menggunakan sepenuhnya pengelaman, pengetahuan dan keupayaan yang kita telah meni'mati selepas merdeka. Kita cetuskanlah cadangan bagi membangun anakbangsa khasnya dan negara amnya dari sekecil-kecilnya kepada yang besar.Adalah tidak memerangsangkan selepas 53 tahun memerintah Kerajaan memerlukan 10 tahun lagi untuk memajukan luar bandar.Marilah kita bersama-sama dengan Kerajaan menyumbang mengikut kemampuan kita untuk kebajikan dan kesejahteraan kita bersama.

Raja Abdul Rahman bin Raja Mohammad Dain,
Pencetus Strategik Vision,
Petaling Jaya.

Anonymous said...

Datuk,

Najib ni jelmaan Tunku Abdul Rahman yg sememangnya disanjung olih kaum pendatang dan keturunan kaum pendatang kerana sifatnya yg sentiasa menerima dan memenuhi segala permintaan mereka.
Najib juga nampaknya dah terperangkap dgn slogan 1 Malaysia.
Najib dan adik beradiknya dah terlalu kaya raya dan keturunan mereka tak perlu bersusah payah.Contoh terbaik adalah Nazir yg kemelayuan hanya tinggal pada nama saja.
Dimanakah mereka2 dan anak2 mereka dididik....tidak hairan jika sifat kemelayuan mereka telah terhakis.
Semangat sememangnya tidak bolih diwarisi....dah jelas buktinya.
Yang penting bagi Najib hanya utk terus berkuasa.....agenda bangsa sudah tidak penting lagi kerana ramai pemimpin Melayu serupa Najib yg merasakan semua Melayu telah kaya raya macam mereka.
The issues in this country are not that complex if people of different faith and race accepts and acknowledge the history of this country.
We should never allow Najib or anyone else to instill in us especially Malays the idea of LKY that Chinese came from China, Indians from India and MALAYS from JAVA ISLANDS,therefore all are migrants.
The Malays have themselves to blame for having Abdullah and Najib as their PM.
And I believe Najib is planning Hishamudin as his successor when he wants to retire later.
Politik UMNO politik keturunan mcm PAP dan DAP jugak, kebolihan tak diambil kira pun.


Fed-up

Tebuan said...

"Why are we so suddenly caught up in this pendatang issue to the point that one aristocratic Melayu from the Bugis land in Sulawesi even told his Chinese audience recently that he too was a pendatang? This poor soul clearly does not understand the Malay history and the geography of the Kepulauan Melayu – the Malay Archipelago."

Poin yang cukup cantik Datok.Ramai di kalangan kita yang dah hanyut di bawa isu yang pihak mereka bawakan akhir-akhir ini. Kita sendiri (pemimpin) sudah tidak jelas di mana sepatutnya berdiri dan bersuara dari tempat itu setiap masa ada isu yang cuba mereka mainkan. Tidak perasankah kepada kita semua bahawa mereka sedang menganjak gawang gol ke arah yang menguntungkan mereka?
Tiadakah pasukan "sensor" dan "think thank" di dalam parti keramat itu?

Tebuan

affendi hussain said...

Salam Dato'..

Again, we can see the lot of poor confused souls in the debate about races without understanding the different between the concept of ETHNIC and RACES as i frequently mention earlier.

MELAYU is a RACE, CHINESE is a RACE and INDIAN is a RACE..

Jawa, Minang, Banjar, Bugis, Acheh, Sulu ETHNIC belonging to Malay race.

Hui, Han, Kek, Mancu, Mongol etc is ethnic belonging to Chinese race..

Tamil, Malayalam, Telegu, Punjab etc is ethnic belonging to Indian race..

RACE share a common sets of social norms such as language, culture, ruler protocols and to the extend of religion & way of thinking..

Ethnic keeps their features of dialects, clothing, foods and local customs but subjugated to the race set of common norms..

Until they really understand this fundamental, better hold their tongue from talking nonsense..

Why choose to insult our very own intelligence and stoop so low like those idiot politicians..? what can be worst than a blind & deaf guide way by an idiot?

wasalam

("/)

saji said...

Salam raja2u

Sdr, antara lain, berkata, "disamping apa yang sedang berlaku marilah kita menukar haluan kita dari mengharapkan Kerajaan memikir dan melaksanakan apa yang terbaik bagi anakbangsa kepada pengerak membina anakbangsa dengan menggunakan sepenuhnya pengelaman, pengetahuan dan keupayaan yang kita telah meni'mati selepas merdeka. Kita cetuskanlah cadangan bagi membangun anakbangsa khasnya dan negara amnya dari sekecil-kecilnya kepada yang besar."

Komen:

Tidak keterlaluan jika saya katakan bahawa, apa yang sdr sarankan di atas itulah yang saya lakukan bersama2 kumpulan penyelidik di ISDEV, USM sejak 2006. Iaitu kajian bagi cadangan pembentukan sistem pengurusan projek Islam yang, ketika ini, sudah sampai di peringkat kajian lapangan melakukan soal selidik daripada kalangan individu Melayu dan institusi Kerajaan /koporat Melayu berkaitan.

Berdasarkan kepada hasil soal selidik yang diperolehi setakat ini tentang keperluan pelaksanaannya, ia suatu cadangan yang rata2 sukar ditolak oleh orang Melayu kita, tetapi memerlukan ihsan daripada Kerajaan yang memerinth.

Malah ketika di peringkat mendapatkan dana kajian sebanyak RM 66,000 dulu juga memerlukan ihsan Kerajaan yang memerintah.

anakbuah said...

Dato',

"I think whatever race we belong to, we must avoid impotency -- mati pucuk."

Betul kata Dato' tu tapi malangnya ada di antara pemimpin dan antara kita yg bukan shj ada tanda2 mati pucuk ni tapi sudah ada yg mati akal.
Penafian Najib bukan shj tidak patut tapi semcm 'melondehkan seluar', menunjukkan tanda2 'mati apa' tadi.
Lepas kecut kena tegur pasal keris dulu, entah apa lagilah selepas ini...Me·layu, Me·layu

saji said...

Salam raja2u

Terima kasih kerana mengambil perhatian terhadap pandangan saya berkenaan.

Sebenarnya saya sangat berharap NGO2 Melayu kita seperti PERWARIS, PERKASA dan GABEM buat macam apa yang saya lakukan dengan universiti berkenaan iaitu buat kajian bersama menyelesaikan masalah orang Melayu secara profesional dan Islam -bukannya menyalak sana sini!

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